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Students show support for Cops for Cancer

New Westminster – School Liaison Officer Constable Gerald Lau is taking part in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast and the New Westminster Police Department would like to thank a local student, Sahara for her support of Constable Lau’s journey. Constable Lau extended an invitation to the local elementary and middle schools to help fundraise by hosting a contest. Not only did Sahara raise $265.25 to donate to the cause, but she championed her class to join her in fundraising. The class raised a total of $534.

“Sahara has shown herself to be a true leader,” stated Chief Constable Dave Jones. “She raised more money as an individual than any other student. What’s more is she insisted the prize for top individual donation be awarded to the second place winner.”

The prize for top individual donation is to spend the day with Constable Lau. Since Sahara gifted this prize to the second place winner, the New Westminster Police Department wanted to acknowledge her generous donation with a personal thank you from Chief Constable Dave Jones and Deputy Chief Dave Jansen.

Other schools that raised money for Constable Lau’s Cops for Cancer ride are Richard McBride, Connaught School, Lord Kelvin School, and Queensborough Middle School.

“Student across New Westminster have been very generous,” Stated Constable Gerald Lau, “They were creative with their fundraising, from bake sales to selling handmade bracelets, these students took initiative.”

Since Cops for Cancer was created in 1997 more than $36 million has been raised for children battling cancer and to send them to a special camp to take their mind off their battle. The New Westminster Police Department has two Constables participating in the Tour de Coast, Special Constable Fullerton and Constable Lau. These Constables will be riding over 1,000 kilometers. Donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society through Cops for Cancer are used to fund life-saving research and caring support programs to reduce its impact. If you would like to donate to one of our Constables you can here: